A Taste of Cuba

A Taste of Cuba
A Taste of Cuba
A Taste of Cuba
A Taste of Cuba
A Taste of Cuba
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Beginning and ending in the vibrant city of Havana, this trip visits four UNESCO World Heritage Sites in one week. The Vinales Valley, Old Havana and the colourful colonial towns of Cienfuegos and Trinidad. Along the way discover Cuba's fascinating history, learn how to dance Cuban salsa like a local and have a go at making the perfect mojito!

Highlights
  • Cuban Tourist Cards included for all UK residents
  • Visit to a tobacco farm and walk through tobacco plantations in the UNESCO Vinales Valley
  • Learn to dance salsa in Trinidad
  • Visit Playa Ancon
  • Spend four nights in Cuban guesthouses
  • Three nights staying in a hotel in Havana
Food

All breakfasts, 3 lunches and 5 dinners included. Cuba is not renowned for its culinary excellence and some ingredients are just not possible to get hold of (due in no small part to the long trade embargo implemented by the US). As such, flavours tend to be relatively simple, with most mealtimes consisting of meat or fish accompanied by rice and salad/vegetables. Seafood is widely available on the coast, including cheap and abundant lobster! Vegetarians will probably find they have the most limited choice. Snack food is not freely available in Cuba so you may wish to consider taking some with you. Paladares are likely to be a highlight of any visit to Cuba - they are one of the few types of private enterprise allowed (although still heavily regulated), where families or entrepreneurs are allowed to set up a restaurant. The atmosphere this creates and opportunity to integrate with local Cubans will no doubt enhance your stay! We recommend that you allow CUC 30 pp per day for the lunches and evening meals on the days where food is not included. Drinking water will be provided on the coach. Please bring your own refillable water bottles.

Destinations
  • Central America
  • Vinales
  • Havana
  • North America
  • Cuba
Tour Types
  • Cultural
  • Foodie
  • History
  • Ruins-Archaeology
  • Adventure
  • 18-30 somethings
  • Youth
  • Birdwatching
  • Sightseeing

Location: Havana

Land only clients will meet the group at the start hotel.

Accommodation: ,Hotel,

Accommodation Name: Hotel Capri or Hotel Victoria (or similar)

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Location: Vinales, Tobacco Place

Today we travel to Vinales Valley, in the west of Cuba. Famous for its rolling tobacco plantations and collection of limestone karsts dotted along the valley, it's not hard to see why Vinales was awarded UNESCO World Heritage site status. Joined by a local resident we walk through the 'Valley of Silence' to soak up rural Cuban life as farmers tend to their crops using traditional farming methods. We'll also visit a tobacco farm to learn about one of the island's most famous exports and meet with a local tobacco farmer to help understand the growing process. After checking into our overnight accommodation in Casa Particulares, we visit an organic farm in the hills of Viñales for a sunset dinner overlooking the valley.

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Meals: ,Breakfast,Dinner,

Location: Cienfuegos, Bay of Pigs, Zapata Peninsula, Музей Гірон, Cienfuegos

This morning we set off on a long drive eastward to Cienfuegos. We stop for lunch at the Bay of Pigs at a small beachfront restaurant with a large Cuban welcome. The speciality here is fresh fish caught by local fisherman just off the coast. Time permitting, you can enjoy a refreshing dip in the sea. This region of the Zapata Peninsula is a National Park and swamp providing a habitat for some of the most important bird species in Cuba. We are joined by a local nature expert who will introduce us to the natural landscape and characteristics of the area. We will also have some time to explore the Giron Museum, which exhibits items from the failed invasion by CIA-backed Cuban Americans. Afterwards we will carry on our transfer to Cienfuegos. The city of Cienfuegos is full of architectural delights and Cuban spirit, with a beautiful main square and restored buildings. On arrival we check into our casas for the night. Tonight, we enjoy a Cuban themed evening which will include Cuban music, delicious roast pork, rum and dominoes prepared by our fabulous host Lily. Today's travel time is approx. 7 hours.

Accommodation: ,Casa Particulares

Meals: ,Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner,

Location: Cienfuegos, Trinidad, Casa Templo de Santeria Yemallà

This morning we will start by having a city tour on Bici Taxis. One of the best ways to get around is by Bici Taxi, a fun tour using Cuba’s eco-friendly and typical city transport. Each Bici Taxi can accommodate two people and will be pedalled by a local resident (most of whom like to introduce their guests to reggaeton music!) The Bici Taxi tour is a great time to talk to local Cienfuegos residents and have a go at practising your Spanish. Afterwards we depart Cienfuegos and drive down the coast to Trinidad. Trinidad has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1988 and is perhaps the best-preserved colonial town on the island. Exploring Trinidad can feel like entering a time warp, its colourful, cobbled streets and horse drawn transportation whisking us back. There are many interesting museums housed in old colonial buildings and music drifts through the streets and plazas, bringing the town to life. We have a walking tour with a local resident who will give us an insider perspective of what it’s like to live in Trinidad. The tour of the city will also include a visit to the ‘Casa Templo de Santaria de Yemaya’ where we will find out about the Santeria Afro-Cuban religion. We'll stay overnight in charming Casa Particulares, private Bed and Breakfast accommodation in local Cuban houses. Our dinner this evening will be at a private paladar where a local collective of musicians will perform interpretations of classic Cuban trova songs. This is sure to be a lively evening and a wonderful opportunity to enjoy Cuban music with its distinct rhythms.

Accommodation: ,Casa Particulares

Meals: ,Breakfast,Dinner,

Location: Playa Ancon, La Boca, Playa Ancon, Trinidad

This morning we transfer to Playa Ancon making a short stop to visit the picturesque fishing village of La Boca. This is a popular spot with local fishermen, who we will meet and get a chance to speak to about the fishing industry in Cuba. Then we will carry on to Playa Ancon and enjoy some time on the beach. It is a great place to swim or you can simply just dip your toes and relax. Afterwards we have an authentic Cuban lunch prepared for us. Back in Trinidad we join the Santander family and enjoy a pottery-making class. Here we will learn the skills that have been passed down by several generations of this Cuban family before making our very own pottery with the guidance of a family member. Also this afternoon we meet a Cuban barman who is an expert at making the perfect mojito! They will give a mojito making lesson and everyone in the group will have a go at mixing their own in the authentic Cuban way. Afterwards we’ll take part in a salsa class with Cuban dance partners. There will be one dance partner for each member of the group, to assist with teaching the correct salsa moves. Trinidad is known for its nightlife, so after we’ve learnt the basics of salsa we’ll go to the town’s ‘Casa de la Trova’ live music venue to listen to local musicians playing authentic Cuban music. This venue is always lively and sociable, with plenty of local Cuban’s keen to let us practice our dancing with them! 

Accommodation: ,Casa Particulares

Meals: ,Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner,

Location: Trinidad, Manaca Iznaga, Valle de los Ingenios, Santa Clara, Che Guevara Mausoleum

After breakfast we will visit a traditional embroidery project in Trinidad which showcases traditional embroidery project in Trinidad. As we have a long transfer today, we will bring packed lunches with us from the hotel. Leaving Trinidad we head to Manaca Iznaga, where we learn about the sugar growing history surrounding the Valle de los Ingenios, a hugely important industry for Cuba during the 18th and 19th centuries. We will also visit an idyllic country farmhouse run by a charming couple, a botanist and farmer. On the property they grow medicinal plants, fruit, and have a small coffee plantation. As well as being welcomed into their house for a ‘cafecito’ we’ll have a short walk around the property with the owners, learning about small-scale agriculture techniques and industry in rural Cuba. Our next stop is Santa Clara, the site of the last battle of the Cuban Revolution in December 1958, just before Fidel Castro took Havana. Che Guevara and his troops ambushed an armoured train carrying arms to Santiago de Cuba and this was a major turning point in the Revolution. We visit the Mausoleum of Che Guevara and his comrades who died in Bolivia before driving back to Havana for dinner at a private paladar. Today's travel time is approx. 5 hours

Accommodation: ,Hotel,

Accommodation Name: Hotel Capri or Hotel Victoria (or similar)

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Location: Havana

This morning we set off for a walking tour of old and new Havana, Cuba's capital and the largest city in the Caribbean. Havana is a busy, bustling, energetic capital. The area of Old Havana is often described as a living museum, with its marvellous monuments, cathedrals and palaces. This is the finest surviving Spanish colonial complex in the Americas. Preserved by a combination of minimal war damage, post-revolution restoration work and the millions of dollars invested since it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1982. During our tour we visit a ration store, food market and artisan market. There is no better way to see Havana than by classic car, and so in the early evening we continue our tour of the capital in style, travelling in immaculately looked after classic cars in vibrant colours. Visiting both the old and new areas of the city, we discover the distinct neighbourhoods of the capital, stopping at points of interest for explanations and stories. Feel free to ask questions about why the streets of Cuba are filled with classic American cars manufactured in the 1950’s and how on earth the owners manage to maintain them!

Accommodation: ,Hotel,

Accommodation Name: Hotel Capri or Hotel Victoria (or similar)

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Location: Havana

This morning is free to relax or do some last minute sightseeing in Havana's old town before those on group flights transfer to the airport in the afternoon. **

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Included
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Arrival and departure transfers (if booking incl. group flights)
  • Tourist card visa for UK residents
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
  • All breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
  • All accommodation

Not Included
  • Single accommodation (available on request)
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  • Travel insurance
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  • Visas or vaccinations
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Arrival and departure transfers (if booking incl. group flights)
Minimum 16 age or above pessanger can go on this tour.
There are no mandatory vaccination requirements. Recommended vaccinations are: Tetanus, Hepatitis A. We are advised that there is no risk of malaria. Dengue fever is a known risk in places visited. It is a tropical viral disease spread by daytime biting mosquitoes. There is currently no vaccine or prophylaxis available for Dengue, and therefore the best form of prevention is to avoid being bitten.
5* A TASTE OF CUBA
A trip which "does exactly what it says on the tin".
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4* A 'taste' of what Cuba has to offer
A busy itinerary which visits all the key places. I enjoyed the variety of the trip from the countryside to busy cities and felt I learnt a lot about Cuba along the way.
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4* A TASTE OF CUBA
I loved this trip although I was absolutley shattered at the end of it.  Havana was amazing and lived up to my expectations but my favourite place was Guajimico.  This was a basic hotel where each guest has a 'chalet' set in the forest, the best (or worst) depending on your view was that it was surrounded by massive land crabs.  We danced until the early hours making the most of our Salsa class.  Wildlife figured greatly on this trip including spiders and scorpions but what do you expect in a tropical destination!
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5* Cuba
Have just come back from a Taste of Cuba trip. What an amazing time we had, Rayselis the guide was so passionate about her country and so knowledgeable. We visited local community run projects, got to eat in local restaurants and generally have a good time with the Cuban people. I would recommend this trip if you want to see Cuba rather than just sit on a beech. Cigar rolling, rum drinking, salsa dancing , pottery throwing, amazing.
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4* A taste of Cuba
A good week. Being on a tour sliced through the hassle of organisation and was a great queuebuster when visiting museums and events. Great variety of things to see and do in a very colourful varied interesting country
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5* A TASTE OF CUBA
I had an absolutely amazing trip - lots of sun, salsa dancing and mojitos in fantastically historical and cultural settings
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4* A TASTE OF CUBA
A fantastic holiday. Great mix of sight-seeing in cities, alongside beach and Caribbean boat snorkelling downtime. And a brilliant group of 18 people, aged from 21 to nearly 70, half and half solo and couple travellers - not Exodus's doing as a bit pot luck, but clearly their trips attract a great munch of people.
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4* taste of cuba
Very good trip with really good leader and great Group, somewhat affected by apparent Exodus 'penny-pinching'.
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5* A TASTE OF CUBA
Fascinating trip; great guide & driver; smashing group of fellow travellers; wouldn't hesitate to recommend this trip!
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4* A TASTE OF CUBA
An excellent holiday which underpromised, but overdelivered.
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4* Taste of Cuba
Excellent introduction to Cuba. Great variety of activities in 8 Days covering Western and Central Cuba. In spite of this the tour felt relaxed.
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5* A TASTE OF CUBA
A fabulous experience in a warm climate with friendly Cubans, led by an expert guide and in the company of really interesting and fun fellow travellers.
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5* A Taste of Cuba
A short but comprehensive introduction to Cuba - perfect for people that are short on time.
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4* A TASTE OF CUBA
 Cuba is a wonderful island with diverse countryside, sunshine, beaches, beautiful and historic spanish cities, cars, cigars and very friendly people.  I was very lucky as I travelled with a really nice group which also makes the holiday special. This is a cultural and historical experience not to be missed.   
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5* A TASTE OF CUBA
Great way of seeing some of Cuba if you are short on time - will make you want to visit again!  Also great as a single traveller. From inspiring Havana to beautiful Trinidad, dancing, some great cooking, a bit of Che, beaches, beautiful scenery, thousands of photos and some rum - what's not to like?!
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5* Taste of Cuba - Delicious!
I have been all over the world on many trips over the last 40 years or so but I think this was one of the very best I have been on. Cuba is a fascinating country and the Exodus itinerary really showed it off to it's best considering we had just 8 days on the island.The accommodation ranged from Comfortable to Amazing, the food, (despite what most people said before we went) was more than plentiful and of good quality, in fact we were fed too much!
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4* A TASTE OF CUBA
Cuba offers visitors so many fascinating aspects, it is so close to mighty America and yet so different !  It is one of the last bastions of communism, there was nothing on which to spend money (except Rhum and tobacco) and it has none of the trappings of consumerism / no advertising! Refreshing world and a beautiful island, clean, people are well educated and peaceful but poor! Cuba is slowly opening up - go now and you should not be disapppointed. 
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5* A TASTE OF CUBA
An excellent trip giving a full flavour of this diverse and beautiful island.  We experienced Cuba at a turning point in it's social and politcal history.
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5* A TASTE OF CUBA
An excellent trip which does what it says on the tin - gives you a great taste of Cuba
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5* A TASTE OF CUBA
This was an excellent trip from start to finish.
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4* A TASTE OF CUBA
Wonderful tour taking in the best Cuba has to offer.
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5* Fantastic Introduction
Not a particularly relaxing holiday since there was a lot to see in a short period, but overall, a fantastic introduction to the real Cuba.Go with an open mind, throw yourself into the culture and you will come home with a love for the people and island, highly recommended I Def. want to go back again .
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5* Cars, Cigars and Bars - Cuba didnot disappoint!
Cuba is one of the most complex and amazing placing I have travelled to. On this trip we cover a lot of ground in only 8 days but most of the fellow travellers found that the trip offered right mix of activities and free time. Service offered i.e. transportation, accommodation, guide and driver were very good throughout the trip.
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4* A Taste of Cuba
A showcase of the contrasting landscapes this vibrant but rather relaxed island has to offer: - Vinales, the farmer seated on his cart drawn by horned white oxen along near empty roads, the musical vibes of the colourful houses of Trinidad spilling out onto intimate cobbled streets - the stately colonial style of Cienfuegos and the stunning sunset over the bay from the rooftop of the Palacio sipping the best Mojitos, the solemnity of the mausoleum at Santa Clara and the fine restoration work already extensively underway in Old Havana but so fascinating to see the juxtaposition of the crumbling, dilapidated but often still inhabited old buildings interspersed with the restorations, and, of course, old cars everywhere!I feel I should add that after much I have read about the repetitive nature of the cuisine, I was pleasantly surprised at the variety of dishes and the delicious seasonal produce. Lobsters were succulent and meaty and the chicken so full of flavour. potatoes, I was informed, were out of season so not available but yam and pumpkin were plentiful.
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5* Taste of Cuba
Generally an excellent trip, made good by our guide and fellow travellers. There was a lot of bus travel, and day one and two were long for the limited appeal of what we saw in Vinales. We travelled a tourist trail and stop offs enrolee were uninspired, where perhaps local minor attractions could have been enlivening. We were told of the poverty, sugar cane and tobacco industries but did not experience it. Good spanish Colional building in towns, but we saw little of the post independence or revolution buildings, unless there is nothing more than half a dozen examples. It was certainly a taster trip, would have loved to have seen more.
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4* A TASTE OF CUBA
It was a busy week, cramming in lots of different experiences!  However, it was an excellent way to see as much of the island as possible in a short time.
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5* A Taste Of Cuba - fabulous!
A fast paced tour and a great holiday.
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5* A TASTE OF CUBA
A place to go now, not in a few years time. Such a diverse country and population which is changing dramatically quite quickly.
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4* Fantastic Trip - Well Organised
Great itinerary; giving you a a great insight to Cuba and its local culture: from music and food to beautiful sceneries. The trip is well organised but also giving you some flexibility. Accomodation was good; though the "casas" were much more comfortable than the hotels. Restaurants the guide has taken us too were very nice, different each time, local and affordable.
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5* Fantastic!
This was my secod visit to Cuba after first going on a package tour in 2006 and always wanting to see more. This trip allowed me to do just that, seeing lots of places I hadn't seen previously and providing a real taste of what Cuba is like away from the tourist beaches of Varadero and the like. I would certainly recommend this trip to anyone who is limited on time, as the travelling days are not too long, however, if you can go for longer do it!
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5* A TASTE OF CUBA
A really fantastic trip in so many ways. Although only a week we packed so much into it that it felt like longer! It truly provided a great taste of Cuba.
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5* A Taste of Cuba
A fantastic glimpse of Cuba with an excellent mix of sightseeing, music, free-time to further explore, and fun activities.
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5* Cuba
Have just come back from a Taste of Cuba trip. What an amazing time we had, Rayselis the guide was so passionate about her country and so knowledgeable. We visited local community run projects, got to eat in local restaurants and generally have a good time with the Cuban people. I would recommend this trip if you want to see Cuba rather than just sit on a beech. Cigar rolling, rum drinking, salsa dancing , pottery throwing, amazing.
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5* Cuba libre
This tour, A Taste of Cuba, did what it said on the tin. It provided an introduction to the country, mainly the western part and La Havana.
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5* Fantastic!
A good taste of the culture, music and history of Cuba. A fairly relaxing trip, with 3 beach stops, short walks, dancing and plenty of Mojito opportunities
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5* A TASTE OF CUBA
Very good programm, the guide was excellent.
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4* Taste of Cuba
Very enjoyable holiday. I loved all the history of Cuba and understanding current affairs.
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5* More than just cocktails!
A fantastic introduction to Cuba, its culture, history, music, dancing (and cocktails!)
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4* A TASTE OF CUBA
Cuba is an amazing destination and this trip really did give you a taste of Cuba! The trip managed to fit in so much and gave you a real flavour of the country. The whole experience far exceeded my expectations!
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4* A TASTE OF CUBA
A very enjoyable, varied, easy-going holiday, with a range of different activities balanced with free time to mix with other group members.
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5* A real taste of Cuba
A quick week touring around the top spots in Cuba, well worthwhile at this time of rapid change in that vivid, colourful country.
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5* Fantastic experience
Week long tour of western Cuba stopping off at loads of interesting and enjoyable locations: just some were Cienfuegos, Trinidad, pottery studio and 'have a go', Vinales Valley and tobacco/coffee plantation with fascinating demonstrations and of course not forgetting the wonderful Havana.Lovely places to stay and very very good food.
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5* A TASTE OF CUBA
Cuba - so close to the ubiquitous western world yet so fascinatingly different.  If you enjoy seeing how other people live, understanding how history makes a culture then this trip is for you.
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5* A TASTE OF CUBA
A wonderful insight to Cuba at a relaxing pace.  Plenty of food, fun and rum.
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4* A TASTE OF CUBA
Really enjoyed the trip with only one or two gripes as follows.   I don't understand why you booked a trip to be in Cuba over May Day.  This meant we didn't get to see any of the parade because we were in Vinales, couldn't see Che Guevara's mausoleum and, although I don't smoke cigars, some people might have liked to see the inside of a cigar factory and there were some very long days on buses although, in fairness, we had been warned. 
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5* Taste of Cuba
A well organised trip with a great guide which gave a good insight into life in Cuba
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5* A TASTE OF CUBA
A fantastic way to take in the main highlights of Cuba in just one week.
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4* A TASTE OF CUBA
Very enthrusiastic guide - Mariella, who bent over backwards to do her best for us. This resulted in us all eating the finest cuisine Cuba had to offer - 3 lobsters in a week!! Accommodation - though basic was more than adequate for our needs.In addition, I feel that this trip strikes the best balance between travel and seeing the place without the travel aspect of it overwhelming the whole holiday as I have been told can occur on the longer Cuba trips.
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5* A great insight into a rapidly changing country
I'm really pleased I got to see Cuba before it changes too much. While you can see the commercialism is starting to creep in, it still feels like it has been stuck in a time warp.It is an interesting place, though I have to say that for me Havana was by far my favourite. It is worth seeing it before it changes too much, but you can also see some incredible buildings that are ripe for development.
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5* A TASTE OF CUBA
This was a fascinating and engaging journey around central Cuba. We packed a huge amount ainto the time so it felt like a longer trip. With such a complex and varied country it lived up to its title- just a 'taste of Cuba'.
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4* Taste of Cuba - a surprising island in many ways
A tour of the island - Vinales, Bay of Pigs, Trinidad, Cienfuegos, Santa Clara and La Habana.Typical Exodus arrangement touches really bring the real Cuba alive.
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5* A TASTE OF CUBA
A wonderful trip - truly a Taste of Cuba, well paced and informative, fun and inspiring. Friendly people and great weather! A great group of travelling companions made it so much more - we all connected well. Can't wait to go back again and see more of this fast changing country, especially the glorious capitol, Havana.
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5* Does exactly what it says on the tin!
The title of this trip is exactly what it suggests. It offers a real taste of Cuba and the itinerary, although packed, is perfect. Not rushing from place to place and plenty of free time to explore by yourself.
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4* Taste of cuba
Good over view of Cuba and it's culture.
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5* A TASTE OF CUBA
An absolutely fantastic trip to a wonderful country
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5* A TASTE OF CUBA
A brilliant itinerary, which covers many highlights of this fascinating country. If you're short on time but want an authentic experience of Cuba, this trip ticks all the boxes.
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4* A TASTE OF CUBA
A trip I'd really been looking forward to, and it still managed to surpass my expectations.   A fascinating place, lots of contrasts, great music, and the trip covered everything on my wish list.   Go now, before it changes too much.
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5* A fantastic whistle-stop tour
A great week - lots of different aspects of Cuba, really enjoyable, very informative and a lot of fun. There is a lot of travel involved however it gave us all a good insight into some of the life in a different and fascinating country. Very hospitable hosts in the Casals Particulares.
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5* A TASTE OF CUBA
From the first moment we all met our wonderful local guide Rayselis, she very much stressed we would 'taste' Cuba with all our senses - and we did! We packed in so many experiences and sensations into just 8 days it was fantastic! I felt the trip absolutely made the most of every minute and it was a sensational trip - literally! We danced, we drank rum, we smoked cigars, we savoured all the charms of Cuba! Great trip and highly recommended, very well planned.
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5* Taste of Cuba
Hugely enjoyed this tour..... truly was an adventure.We were introduced to an extraordinary peoples and culture....our guide was exemplary.I luved every moment and and am extremely keen to return.'The Taste of Cuba' filled every moment with fascination and surprise.Everywhere very comfortable and safe but with a sense of how challenging it is for the locals...
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5* taste of cuba
superb tour with what must be the best 'guide' we have ever had Rayselis, her knowledge, sense of commitment and humour made the tour more wonderful than it was.
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5* A TASTE OF CUBA
Cuba has to be up there with probably one of the most amazing destinations I have had a chance to visit. I loved the culture, food, sights and the weather.
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5* A TASTE OF CUBA
The trip was a present to me from a friend who knew I needed to get away from some severe problems. Cuba is a remarkable country; beautiful, colourful, inspirational and full of happy people who manage to cope despite enormous difficulties. Exodus put together a package which really is 'A Taste of Cuba', with an absolutely charming guide and driver who added the icing to the cake! Excellent.
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4* A Taste of Cuba
An apt name for the trip, it gave a taster of several parts of Cuba
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5* Highly recommended trip!
Amazing trip that i would thoroughly recommend!! THis is a fabulous trip through a fascinating country. Go as soon as you can. 
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4* A Taste of Cuba
This a great way to experience Cuba, you see life in the countryside in Vinales, smaller towns like Cienfuegos & Trinidad and then the big city of Havana. The culture & architecture is fantastic to see and leaves you wanting to stay longer.
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5* A TASTE OF CUBA
The Land of Sugar, Che and Chevrolets! What a wonderfully cool destination. Cuba is so interesting steeped in history, politics, culture, architecture, music, song and dance. The Cubans (like most Spanish speakers) really know how to have a great time and enjoy life to the full. There is so much we can all learn from them and I am so glad I chose to come this extremely special, unique and exceptionally gifted and talented country. Hurry up and visit soon before it could all potentially change for the worse?
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4* Taste of Cuba
Not a holiday, more of an education, as expected. Cuba is gradually coming out of sanctions but the scars are still everywhere. The country is not ready for the growing number of western tourists starting to come.
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5* A TASTE OF CUBA
A trip that needs to be done sooner rather than later. I rarely revisit places I have been but having been to the east of Cuba and Havana 2 years ago I wanted to do the west as I loved what I saw. I saw a big change on my return, tourism is massively spreading and thriving and that's before the embargo is lifted. Large hotels are being built in Havana and open topped buses are plying for trade.A busy schedule which covered the parts of Cuba I returned to see.Cubans may not have very much but they seem to enjoy life to the full.
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5* A TASTE OF CUBA
An excellent tour that really does give you a flavour of Cuba from the colonial city of Havana to the tobacco fields of Vinales.
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5* A Taste of Cuba
The title of the trip totally sums it up: every experience you could want from this country is either included in the tour or available to add on. Cigar-rolling, mojito-making (and drinking!), salsa dancing, horse riding, Caribbean snorkelling, 1950s Caddie-driving... it's all here - and then some. Yes, the pace is full on - but hey, isn't that what a holiday experience is all about?
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4* A taste of Cuba
A tour of Cuba. Visited Vinales, Trinidad, Cienfuegos, Havana.
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4* A TASTE OF CUBA
This is an excellent trip to see the basics of a country that is changing rapidly
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Touring with Exodus

With over 45 years’ experience of taking people on amazing adventure holidays, Exodus can help you reach some of the most incredible destinations on 500 itineraries across more than 90 countries around the world. All staff at Exodus have a passion for travel and adventure, and some team members have been professional archaeologists, wildlife guides, overland drivers, mountain leaders, diving and ski specialists and mountain bike gurus. But that’s not all. This reputable company is a Which? recommended escorted tour provider and has won many prestigious awards, including Best Activity and Sports Holiday Company at the 2018 British Travel Awards.

Exodus is all about adventure and helping others to achieve their travel dreams by offering a fantastic range of guided group holidays, self-guided trips, tailor-made getaways and escorted tours. So, if you’re looking to discover different countries, cultures, environments, cities, mountain ranges, deserts, coasts or even jungles, the expert team at Exodus can help you plan an unforgettable solo, group or family adventure.

Each tour and adventure has been created to give you maximum value for money, often including authentic activities, as well as flights, accommodation and a tour guide. And as the team has developed one of the very best and most exciting collections of guided-group tours and self-guided holidays, you’re guaranteed the adventure holiday of a lifetime, no matter which one you pick. Trips include everything from family adventure holidays and walking and cycling tours to mixed-activity tours and seasonal getaways. You can also ask Exodus to plan a tailored itinerary from scratch or tweak an existing one, which means you can book a bespoke holiday that is designed just for you.

Need some inspiration? You can enjoy varied walks in the stunning Spanish mountains, experience the magic of Italy in Tuscany or explore the rich Sri Lankan history and culture by bike. Try a host of different activities in glorious Turkish surroundings, ski through the magnificent Norwegian wilderness or embark on a journey through India’s tropical south. Visit Iceland and East Greenland, see the spectacular marine wildlife in the Maldives or cruise along the mighty Amazon River in Peru – the options are endless!

When it comes to travelling together as a family with Exodus, all family holidays are specifically designed to offer a mix of education and exploration, with plenty of downtime. Each adventure and tour has been created with one of three age ranges in mind, but children outside of the 5-8, 9-12 and 13-16 age bracket are welcome to travel too. Plus, the price for children up to the age of 16 is 25% lower than the adult cost for Exodus guided holidays to help make your trip more affordable. From canoeing and cycling in the Dordogne to safari tours in Africa and dolphin watching in Costa Rica, Exodus offer family adventures all over the world.

Something that makes this adventure holiday and escorted tour operator unique is the loyalty scheme, the Exodus Collective. When you book your second trip, you’ll join the Collective and be given access to exclusive discounts, sales previews and special travel benefits. The more you travel with Exodus the more you’ll be entitled to, and your membership also grants you special access to exclusive travel content.

At Exodus, they make sure that everyone travels respectfully and courteously in a small group to minimise their impact and to ensure each holiday is a beneficial experience for all those involved. Where possible, they believe in putting money directly into the communities they visit by eating locally produced food and using locally owned and run accommodation. They also strive to provide as much flexibility and choice as possible to make it simple for you to experience a memorable holiday, your way.

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Start:Havana
Finish:Havana
Group size:6 - 18
Suitable for: 16 to 99
Physical rating:Leisurely
Meals:7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 5 dinners.
Diets:Please inform Exodus of specific dietary requirements
Tour operated in: English
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